“Main kisise darta nahi hu. Kisike bhi darwaja khatkhatane ki himmat rakhta hu.” – says IT officer Amay Patnaik in this weeks Bollywood release Raid capturing courage as the underlying essence of his character.
- Ajay Devgn (Amay Patnaik)
- Ileana D’Cruz– (Mailini Patnaik)
- Saurabh Shukla – (Rameshwar Singh/Tauji)
- Pushpa Singh – (Amma of Rameshwar)
Director – Rajkumar Gupta
Genre – Thriller
Duration – 2hr 08 mins
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‘You think I’m mad.
Only mad become famous’
-Says the reel life PadMan during his speech at the United Nations in the movie. This weekend Mrs. Funnybones brought alive the roller coaster life journey of India’s menstrual man Arunachalam Muruganantham on-screen through a courageous and sincere venture called PadMan.
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Once in a while we come across movies that leave such a profound effect on the audience that one cannot help but keep thinking about the story and its characters even days after finishing watching it. A death in the Gunj is one such movie that took me a whole week to come out of its magical spell to focus on writing the review instead.
- Vikrant Massey (Shutu)
- Gulshan Devaiah (Nandu)
- Tillotama Shome (Bonnie)
- Tanuja (Anu/Nandu’s mother)
- Om Puri (Nandu’s father)
- Kalki Koechlin (Mimi)
- Ranvir Shorey (Vikram)
- Jim Sarbh (Brian)
- Aparna Sen (the voice of Shutu’s mother)
Director – Konkona Sen Sharma
Duration – 2 hrs 46 mins
Genre – Drama
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Second last week of the year – the makers of Tiger Zinda Hai (TZH) have decided to give a grand and larger than life farewell to 2017 with a movie that begins with a bang and ends with a boom. First day second show of TZH saw me apprehensive about my decision but what an experience did it turn out to be!
- Salman Khan (Tiger/Avinash Singh Rathod)
- Katrina Kaif (Zoya)
- Sajjad Delafrooz (Abu Usman)
- Angad Bedi (Namit)
- Girish Karnad (Shenoy)
- Paresh Rawal (Firdaus)
- Kumud Mishra (Rakesh)
- Paresh Pahuja (Azan)
- Poorna (Anupriya Goenka)
Director – Ali Abbas Zafar
Duration – 2 hrs 40 mins
Genre – Action Thriller
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“Kiski Buaji? Meri to nahi. Naam kya hai?”
“Usha. Usha Parmar.”
A mid aged Ratna Pathak Shah, who’s referred to as Buaji by almost everyone including people elder than her mumbles as she realizes that in quite a long time this was the first that someone had asked for her name instead of addressing her as just Buaji.
- Ratna Pathak Shah – Buaji /Usha Parmar
- Konkona Sen Sharma – Shireen Aslam
- Aahana Kumra – Leela
- Plabita Borthakur – Rehana Abidi
- Vikrant Massey – Arshad
- Sushant Singh – Rahim Aslam
- Shashank Arora – Dhruv Bose
- Vaibhav Tatwawaadi – Manoj
- Jagat Singh Solanki – Jaspal
Direction – Alankrita Shrivastava
Duration – 1hr 59 mins
Genre – Drama /Black comedy
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During one of the scenes in the movie,a shocked Roshan Kalra on hearing his son Arman feign ignorance about the existence of a dish called chole batura mildly rebukes him saying that being the only son of Kalra from Chandni Chowk, he just can’t afford to ask such questions. That’s the underlying essence of this movie Chef. Based on a Hollywood movie by the same name by Jon Favreau, the hindi movie sticks to the original script with mild tweaks in between to suit the sensibility of Indian audience.
- Saif Ali Khan (Roshan Kalra)
- Padmapriya Janakiraman (Radha Menon)
- Svar Kamble (Arman)
- Biju (Milind Soman)
- Nuzroon (Chandan Roy Sanyal)
- Vinnie (Sobhita Dhulipala)
Director – Raja Menon
Duration – 2hrs 11minutes
Genre – Family drama
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There’s a conversation in the beginning of the movie between a senior election instructor (Sanjay Misra) and a government officer kept in reserve for conducting elections (Rao) where in the later asks the former about the way in which he can bring a difference to the world. The former, though amused, tells him that he is too arrogant about his honestly and should instead just do his job right. You take care of your work and the rest of the things will fall in place. Yes that’s how simple it is. In the last quarter of this year, here comes a movie that makes one sit up and be aware of our surroundings in a way that most of the urban population don’t even know about.
- Rajkummar Rao (Nutan Kumar aka Newton Kumar)
- Pankaj Tripathi (Aatma Singh)
- Rajpal Yadav (Loknath)
- Anjali Patil (Malko)
- Mukesh Prajapati (Shambu)
Director – Amit Masurkar
Duration – 1hr 44 minutes
Genre – Black comedy
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Been quite a while that I stepped out of the house to catch a new Bollywood release. The rain in Kolkata has been acting childish with torrential downpours on and off. Being an ardent fan of Vidya Balan, it was a impulsive decision to venture out of the house to catch the second show of her latest release Tumhari Sulu at Bioscope, Axis Mall,Kolkata. Here goes my detailed analysis of the movie.
- Vidya Balan (Sulochona aka Sulu)
- Manav Kaul (Ashok)
- Neha Dhupia (Maria)
- RJ Mallishka (Albeli Anjali)
- Vijay Maurya (Pankaj)
- Abhishek Sharma (Pranav)
Direction – Suresh Triveni
Duration – 123 minutes
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Written on 13th September.
I am still at my in laws enjoying pre Durga Puja vacation. Last weekend,an impromptu decision by the husband got us out for lunch and a movie date. Ever since we became parents, this was the first time we decided on doing both together instead of a movie date followed by a month long break for lunch date. I had read some real good reviews about Shubh mangal savdhan and these days, we both seem to have developed a penchant for off beat movies. We decided to give this movie a try and it turned out to be such a breath of fresh air.
- Ayushmann Khurrana (Mudit Sharma)
- Bhumi Pednekar (Sugandha)
- Neeraj Sood (Sugandha’s father)
- Seema Pahwa (Sugandha’s mother)
- Supriya Shukla (Mudit’s mother)
Director – R S Prasanna
Duration – 119 minutes
Genre – Romance/Comedy
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Written on 21st August, 2017
Gone are the days when movie date followed by restaurant hopping with the husband was the norm every weekend. Ever since we embraced parenthood, we rarely get enough time to spend at the theaters. So we tend to choose our movies very cautiously to ensure this 2.5 to 3hrs is really not wasted in watching something we wouldn’t like and appreciate .
Last Saturday we decided on watching Bareilly ki Barfi after weighing on the other available options of Toilet ek prem katha and a bengali movie titled Macher Jhol. While my husband wasn’t very impressed with the 2hr plus movie, I fell totally in love with it.
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